Epic partners with Lyft: 5 things to know

Jackie Drees –
Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Five things to know:.

Lyft is incorporating with Epic to enable health care workers to coordinate client transportation directly from the EHR, according to an Oct. 8 press release.

1. Health systems that are currently committed to the new Lyft for Epic integration consist of Tampa General and Ochsner Health.

2. With Lyft for Epic, hospital personnel can purchase a Lyft flight on behalf of the patient directly from their profile in the EHR. The patients appointment information also pre-populates in the flight request form to help improve the ride reservation process.

3. As part of the partnership, Lyft is also working with health systems to produce data-driven reports that measure the effect that ride-hailing services have on health system expenses and population health outcomes.

4. Of the U.S. medical facilities and health systems that utilize Epic, nearly 30 percent are already partnered with Lyft for their non-emergency medical transportation programs.

5. Last October, Cerner and Uber Health partnered on a comparable initiative, incorporating Ubers non-emergency transport services with the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR businesss platforms.

With Lyft for Epic, healthcare facility staff can buy a Lyft trip on behalf of the patient directly from their profile in the EHR. The clients consultation details likewise pre-populates in the flight demand kind to assist enhance the flight reservation procedure.

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